Today, we discuss fashion (sorry fellas). Or, rather, not fashion, but shopping. Or, rather^2, not shopping, but having someone else shop for you. You get it. Stitch Fix.
Stitch Fix did not endorse this at all and has probably forgotten I existed since it’s been over a month since I opened my wallet for them. Don’t get any crazy ideas that I’m cool enough for brands to care about me.
I started seeing posts about Stitch Fix all over the blog-o-sphere a couple months ago, but assumed it would a) suck and/or b) be expensive. But then Chelsea got the
balls bravery to do one and I was pretty impressed with her results. Basically, here’s how it works:
- Sign up here and fill out a questionnaire that covers your body shape (down to “is your torso a) long b) normal c) short”), how you like your clothes to fit/what parts of your body you like to flaunt, and what your style is, including rating a number of looks they have prepared. You can also put in links to your Pintrest Boards/LinkedIn/Blog etc. and your stylist (you are assigned one forever and ever…2getha4eva) will use this to help them pick things you’ll love.
- Wait until you have some dolla dolla billz. Once you make a profile, there’s no rush to order a fix- this isn’t automatically a monthly thing (unless you want it to be). A good thing to do during this time is refer your other friends using your referrer link because if they find a pot of golden treasure before you do and they go ahead and order a “Fix”, you get $25 credit to the site. WHABAM. (and yes, the links to Stitch Fix in this post are my referrer links. love me or hate me.)
- Order a “Fix”! You can either give the stylist some tips (I said I wanted a cool/modern blazer and no jewlery) or you can just leave it up to the stylist.
- Get your package in the mail!
- Do a happy dance in your mail room!!!!!
- Try on everything. (If your me, take pictures obsessively. This isn’t narcissistic, right?)
- Whatever you don’t like, throw back in the prepaid return package they sent you.
- Go to your Stitch Fix and “check out” a.k.a. let them know what you are keeping and what you liked/disliked about what they sent you.
It’s super easy. And knowing that I could send back whatever I didn’t want was clutttchh. The only (super reasonable) catch is they charge you $20 per styling- but if you keep something(s) >$20 then this money just goes towards the item. For example. You order a Fix and your card is charged $20. You keep a top that is $30 bucks. Your card is charged $10 when you check out. So basically it’s just to make sure stylists aren’t styling all these boxes and people keep NOTHING.
Oh, and if you keep the whole box, you get 25% OFF! That’s pretty legit. When the box comes, it’s super adorable AND has a nice long note that your stylist wrote to you explaining why she picked each piece, how to pair it with things in your wardrobe (each item comes with pictures of potential outfits too), and why she thinks you’ll love it. My stylist is Ashley and she rocks!
Drum roll please…Here’s what I got in my first Fix:
Chunky sweater in Cream $48.00
This was super comfy and I loved the way it looked paired with any of my 1 billion scarfs. I don’t have any cream sweaters, so I kept this one. I wore it this past weekend when I was in NYC while I was having a couple beers with my dear friend Claire and felt fab in it.
Navy Cardigan $48.00
This was boring and lame. And DEFF not worth 3 Happy Hours. See ya never, stupid navy cardy.
Trapeze Top in Bright Blue $28.00
The color doesn’t come through that well on my busted iPhone camera, but it’s awesomely bright and great.
I thought I was going to hate this when I pulled it out. The color was lovely (and unlike anything I have) but I thought for sure it would be super unflattering. Turns out I was wrong. KEEPSIES.
Tiered Striped Skirt $58.00
This skirt. I went back and forth on it. And then back. And forth again. I ended up sending it back because a) I knew that I was going to be working from home a lot and this was more of a work skirt and b) it was just the teensiest bit too tight on my belly, and I hateeee that. Au revoir, super edgy work skirt.
Forest Green Blazer $78.00
Jess, stop trying to make the green blazer happen. It’s not going to happen.
I pulled this out of the box and was like AWWW YEAHHH. Put then I put it on and was like OHHH NOOOO. It was too long (came to my mid thigh) and pulled funny across my chest. Definitely an awesome idea though and in line with what I had asked for. Bye bye bye.
All said and done, this was a blast. I got a comfy new sweater to start out fall with and a super flattering and cute going out top (that also works well under a blazer). I’ll definitely be doing this again when I have money…which won’t be soon because I was on ASOS last night. Woops. While I was perusing their sale section I came across this nonsense.
Nope, definitely NOT PANTS.
They actually had the audacity to call these “pants” (albeit hot pants). Just, no. Once and for all, ladies. Diapers are NOT pants and are ABSOLUTELY NOT acceptable for wearing in public.
That is all.